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Sifnos - Serifos. Havens of authenticity in the Greek Islands (Paperback)

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You want to discover the natural and cultural treasures of two of the most extraordinary Greek islands from an expert? This is the book for you

(Look also for the colour edition and for the other books in the series)

You will see this is not just another Greek islands travel guide.

In this book, you will discover, through a travel story and a large number of black and white photos, with concise historical and architectural explanations, the known and unknown treasures of two of the most extraordinary Greek islands.

Among other things, you will discover

-the picturesque Cycladic settlements composing Apollonia, the capital of Sifnos, and the capital of Serifos, one of the most authentic Cycladic settlements

-Kastro, the old capital of Sifnos, one of the best-preserved fortified medieval settlements of the Aegean Sea

-the main pilgrimage of Sifnos, Panaghia Chryssopighi

-the most important archaeological site in Sifnos, the Prehistoric acropolis (citadel) of Aghios Andreas (Saint Andrew), one of the best examples of Mycenaean fortifications in the Cyclades

-the remarkable industrial past of Serifos

-chapels of astonishing aesthetic sensitivity

-a scenery of incomparable beauty

Although these treasures are presented to you through a hiking tour, even if you don't hike you can see them since you can also reach them by car.

The author of this book holds a PhD in Architectural History from the National Technical University of Athens and a master in heritage preservation from the Ecole de Chaillot of Paris. He is a professor at the University of the Peloponnese, where he teaches these subjects. He is also a fervent cultural hiker.

His travel books (mostly about Greece) are addressed to you, the reader with a special interest in cultural sites. In order to help you better understand and remember these sites, they are written as a guided tour. They include encounters with interesting people and other personal travel experiences which will help you organize your own trip beyond the tourist clich's.

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Product Details
ISBN: 9798707883576
Publisher: Independently Published
Publication Date: March 4th, 2021
Pages: 88
Language: English